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L’Istituto di Studi sull’Asia/Institute of Studies on Asia (ISA) is an interdepartmental research centre established in 2018 by the University of Torino. It includes about fifty Asia scholars from seven Departments:

  • Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società
  • Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica “Cognetti de Martiis”
  • Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza
  • Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne
  • Dipartimento di Management
  • Dipartimento di Studi Storici
  • Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

ISA’s members deal with main Asian areas, particularly India, China, Japan, Middle East and South East Asia from different research perspectives: modern and classical languages and literatures, history, archaeology, anthropology, political science, economics, law, management.

The Institute builds on the many teaching and research activities existing since long in the involved Departments and aims to further developing Asian Studies in Torino through interdisciplinary research and a series of new activities, including international research groups, conferences and workshops, publications, participation to international research projects

Contact details

ISA – Istituto di Studi sull’Asia/Institute of Studies on Asia
Lungo Dora Siena, 100
Università degli Studi di Torino Campus Luigi Einaudi
10153 Torino TO


Domenico Francavilla